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Villanova-St. John’s Viewing Guide

Villanova-St. John’s Viewing Guide

St. John’s is looking to solidify their NCAA Tournament resume with a win. The first meeting this season between St. John’s and Villanova produced an instant classic, a back-and-forth battle betwween the teams ending when Phil Booth had the final say in the closing minutes in a 76-71 Wildcats victory. The return leg at Madison Square Garden could deliver similar fireworks. St. John’s needs to firm up its NCAA Tournament resume with a win, and Villanova needs a win to maintain a 1-game lead in the Big East Conference title race. Booth and Shamorie Ponds are having outstanding seasons...
VU Hoops Feb 14, 2019
State of the Nova Nation Podcast: Back on Track, Scouting St. John’s, NBA Love for Senior Captains?

State of the Nova Nation Podcast: Back on Track, Scouting St. John’s, NBA Love for Senior Captains?

Happy Valentines Day! The podcast is available on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! You can also listen/download today’s episode straight from Pod-O-Matic. Episode Description: Happy Valentines Day, Nova Nation! The Villanova Wildcats got back on track, rebounding with a win over the Providence Friars on Wednesday night. The final score wasn’t indicative of the dogfight that it was for a majority of the game. It was another heroic showing for Wildcat seniors Eric Paschall and Phil Booth, who we also take a quick detour to evaluate their NBA...
VU Hoops Feb 13, 2019
NBA Wildcat Watch (February 13)

NBA Wildcat Watch (February 13)

Ryan Arcidiacono was dropping DIMES. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! After the Providence-Villanova game, we’ve got four different Wildcats in action: Jalen Brunson (Dallas Mavericks), Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago Bulls), Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns), and Kyle...
VU Hoops Feb 13, 2019
Villanova Back on Track, Downs Providence 85-67

Villanova Back on Track, Downs Providence 85-67

Paschall and Booth combine for 47 points, ‘Cats thrive off explosive second half. Josh Hart was in the house rocking a Jalen Brunson Mavericks jersey, so you knew the Friars never really had a chance. Coming off a tough loss on the road against Marquette, Villanova was looking to get back on the winning path at home against the Providence Friars. The Friars have been struggling in Big East play, winning only 4 of their first 11 games. The Villanova Wildcats went on to win, 85-67, over the Friars, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. The ‘Cats started off slow, missing their first...
VU Hoops Feb 13, 2019
Providence Game Chat

Providence Game Chat

Villanova are big favorites, but games against Providence are typically tight affairs. Wednesday February 13, 2019 6:30pm ET Villanova Wildcats (19-5, 10-1) vs. Providence Friars (14-10, 4-7) KenPom: Villanova: 21 | Providence: 79 Finneran Pavilion (capacity 6,500) Where: Villanova, Pa. TV: FS1 Stream: Fox Sports GO Odds: Villanova -10.5 This is your game thread for discussion. Have fun...and remember, we cannot condone the posting of illegal streams in the game thread. If we see them posted, we will be obligated to remove them. If you need to share them, contact...
VU Hoops Feb 12, 2019
State of the Nova Nation Podcast: Post-Marquette Game Musings, NCAA’s Top 16, Providence Preview, and More!

State of the Nova Nation Podcast: Post-Marquette Game Musings, NCAA’s Top 16, Providence Preview, and More!

What a game, what a game. The podcast is available on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! You can also listen/download today’s episode straight from Pod-O-Matic. Episode Description: The battle between the top two teams in the Big East did not disappoint. Although the Villanova Wildcats fell short, the pollsters moved them up one spot in the AP Poll. However, ‘Nova was left off the NCAA’s annual Top 16/No. 1-4 seeds progress report list. We discuss the exciting Villanova Wildcats-Marquette Golden Eagles game--from the comeback to the final...
VU Hoops Feb 12, 2019
Big East Championship Countdown

Big East Championship Countdown

The league title is on the line for a few teams this week It’s mid-February, and that means it’s time to start honing in on the Big East Title race, and subsequently the Big East Tournament seeding. The title race is far from over, although it does seem to be just a two horse race. But the seeding is clearly up in the air, as the 3-10 seeds are all within two games of each other. The Big East Regular Season Championship Marquette’s victory over Villanova this weekend kept the Wildcats from running away with this one. Even though it was Villanova’s first conference loss of the...
VU Hoops Feb 12, 2019
Game Preview: Wildcats look to bounce back with rematch against Friars

Game Preview: Wildcats look to bounce back with rematch against Friars

After suffering its first Big East loss of the season, Villanova looks to bounce back at home against a middling Providence team. Following a hard-fought loss on the road at Marquette, the Villanova Wildcats return to the Pavilion to face the Providence Friars at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Previously unbeaten in Big East play, the 13th ranked Wildcats will be looking to right the ship against a Providence team that’s still a work in progress. Providence comes into Wednesday’s matchup with a 14-10 record and are just 4-7 in conference play, good for 9th. On Saturday, the Friars earned...
VU Hoops Feb 11, 2019
‘Nova up to #13

‘Nova up to #13

Wildcats bump up a spot in the writers’ rankings. The Villanova Wildcats (19-5, 10-1) hopped up a spot to #13 in the newest AP Poll. Last week, ‘Nova went 1-1 with an overtime victory over Creighton and a narrow road loss at now #10 Marquette. Tennessee remains the top team in the nation, with Duke, Gonzaga, Virginia, and Kentucky rounding out the top 5. No other BIG EAST teams received votes in the poll. Villanova next hosts Providence on Wednesday.
VU Hoops Feb 9, 2019
Marquette thwarts Villanova’s comeback bid, Wildcats fall 66-65 in Milwaukee

Marquette thwarts Villanova’s comeback bid, Wildcats fall 66-65 in Milwaukee

Villanova loses its first game in Big East play. A sold out crowd of over 17,500 came to the Fiserv Forum today to see the face-off between top two teams in the Big East, as the #10 Marquette Golden Eagles (20-4, 9-2) outlasted the #14 Villanova Wildcats (19-5, 10-1) 66-65. It came down to the final buzzer in this battle of Big East foes, as Villanova had a chance for heroics while down 66-65 with 14 seconds left to play. After the timeout, senior Phil Booth was double-teamed as he drove to the hoop, and eventually passed it back to Jermaine Samuels who missed an awkward jumper as time...
VU Hoops Feb 9, 2019
Villanova at Marquette: Game Chat

Villanova at Marquette: Game Chat

The Big East Title is basically on the line. Saturday February 9, 2019 2:30pm ET Villanova Wildcats (19-4, 10-0) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (19-4 8-2) KenPom: Villanova: 20 | Creighton: 30 Fiserv Forum (capacity 17,500) Where: Milwaukee, Wi. TV: FOX Stream: FOX Sports GO Odds: Marquette -1.5 This is your game thread for discussion. Have fun...and remember, we cannot condone the posting of illegal streams in the game thread. If we see them posted, we will be obligated to remove them. If you need to share them, contact each other via email, Twitter, etc. We’ll...
VU Hoops Feb 9, 2019
Villanova at Marquette Viewing Guide

Villanova at Marquette Viewing Guide

It’s the biggest game of the Big East season! The big day is finally here! If Villanova wins on the road they take a commanding three game lead over Marquette. But if the Golden Eagles can defend home court, they jump back within one game of the Wildcats. Let’s get it on! Matchup: #14 Villanova Wildcats vs. #10 Marquette Golden Eagles Venue: Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee, WI) Time: 2:30pm ET TV: FOX Live Stream: FOX Sports GO Odds: Marquette -1 Villanova Club Gamewatches International London: Passyunk Ave, 80 Cleveland St, Fitzrovia, London California Los Angeles: Three Weavers...
VU Hoops Feb 8, 2019
TGIF’s Arizin

TGIF’s Arizin

Paschall has also been recognized as one of the best at his position Happy Friday Nova Nation! It’s official, both of Villanova’s captains are super good at basketball. Yesterday Eric Paschall was named as a Top 10 Finalist for the Karl Malone Award, given annually to the year’s best Power Forward. .@Epaschall4 has been named one of 10 finalists for the Karl Malone Award! https://t.co/8uKnbXVZt8#MaloneAward #NovaMBB pic.twitter.com/tKNe8BWhIC— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) February 7, 2019 While the pair of seniors get recognition when talked about in the context of the team, this...
VU Hoops Feb 8, 2019
NBA Wildcat Watch (February 7)

NBA Wildcat Watch (February 7)

Lowry vs. Spellman, Lakers vs. Celtics, and Dante Cunningham in the nightcap. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! Four different Wildcats were in action on Thursday night. Kyle Lowry and Omari Spellman faced off, as the Atlanta Hawks hosted the Toronto Raptors to...
VU Hoops Feb 7, 2019
NBA Wildcat Watch (February 6)

NBA Wildcat Watch (February 6)

From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! There were four Wildcats in action to get you over the hump on Wednesday night: Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago Bulls), Jalen Brunson (Dallas Mavericks), Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns), and Dante Cunningham (San Antonio Spurs). Ryan...

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